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Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards 


Since 1997 the Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards have recognized staff members who have excelled in the performance of their duties as well as promoted team work and inspired excellence in others. Staff are nominated by their department and selected by an advisory committee. Awards are presented at the annual College of Veterinary Medicine back-to-school picnic and BBQ.


Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards 2003

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Laurie McDermott

Laurie McDermott
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)

"Laurie is an excellent supervisor. She is hard working and always goes the extra mile to keep her department running. She is always friendly and attentive to customers. Laurie goes above and beyond for the hospital. Laurie is funny, outgoing, approachable, and makes it a pleasure to come to work. Laurie's sense of teamwork is exemplary. Laurie is an outstanding supervisor and employee unmatched in the university, and this organization is better off for having her around."

Melissa Krug

Melissa Krug
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP)

"It is always a great pleasure to work with someone who can keep alert, is creative, and in good humor even when it seems that nothing is working. Melissa's greatest contribution is the excellent training and trouble shooting assistance that she provide for students and students from other labs. I have been awed by Melissa's positive attitude and professionalism. Many people would be overwhelmed by the vast array of responsibilities in our lab. Melissa sets an example as a team builder."

Ernie Motteram

Ernie Motteram
Field Disease Investigation Unit (FDIU)

"Ernie is extremely conscientious in his job activities. He has excellent interpersonal skills, is an excellent communicator and is respected and liked by students, faculty and other staff. These interpersonal skills, and his range science and ranching background, allow an easy intercourse with ranchers and farmers and also provides agricultural non-veterinary inputs and insights to livestock problem investigations. He is an absolute enthusiast for the activities of the FDIU and the College of Vet Med in both formal and casual associations with livestock producers."

Katie McMenamin Snekvik

Katie McMenamin Snekvik
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)

"Katie is a team player who adapts her schedule to the needs of others. She is good humored and even-tempered in a demanding job. In spite of her heavy workload, she always takes time out to help others and does this in a quiet, efficient and unassuming manner. In my opinion, she is an example of the model employee. I wish we could clone her. Katie always shines with her positive, kind, innate good-natured outlook on life and people. Katie is an example of professionalism."

Chuck Royce

Chuck Royce
Biomedical Communications Unit

"He is friendly, always upbeat, and always has a good word to say to those he meets. Chuck is at the forefront of making it all happen. He handles difficult situations with maturity and wisdom. He learns fast and is not afraid to tackle new areas. For Chuck, every competitive challenge is an opportunity not just to survive, but to move ahead and thrive. Chuck doesn't sit on creative ideas. . . he puts them into practice, and makes the BCU work environment a better place."

Alison McKiernan

Alison McKiernan
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)

"Alison's professionalism has always been above and beyond the call of duty in every aspect of her work. She is very meticulous in her work and has an incredible ability to manage her time to the utmost. Alison's inspiration to myself and to some of her coworkers lies in the fact that she has provided such a high quality of professional service for 25 years. Her positive attitude and unwavering approach sets a high precedence for us all. Above all, is the service she provides not only within the school, but to outside entities as well. The motivation to her work is fueled by the fact that she cares so much about what she does."

Washington State University